Lord Byron (obverse); Bay Tree and Lightning Bolts (reverse)

Alfred Joseph Stothard, English, 1793 - 1864

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1824

Bronze medal

Overall: 2 1/2 × 2 1/2 × 5/16 in. (6.4 × 6.4 × 0.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Roger Arvid Anderson Collection - 250th Anniversary Gift, 1769-2019

2016.64.133

Geography/Culture

Europe, Great Britain

Period

19th century

Object Name

Sculpture: Medal

Classification

Sculpture

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Bust of Byron to the left, with beaded border and Greek letters for Byron; Reverse: A bay-tree uninjured by lightning bolts. Greek letters with legend: "Always Imperishable; inscribed, on in edge in Greek letters: dedication of F. Pickering and F. Forthington, made by A. J. Stothard, 1824. 1824, on Byron's death.

Publication History

Roger Arvid Anderson, The Roger Arvid Anderson Collection, Medals, Medallions, Plaquettes and Small Reliefs, Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper and Textiles, San Francisco: Roger Arvid Anderson (published privately), design by David L. Wilson, 2015, p. 218-219.

Provenance

European art market; sold to Roger Arvid Anderson, San Francisco, California, date unknown; lent to present collection, 2011; given to present collection, 2016.

Old Number

EL.2011.34.16

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